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those displays back. jane watrel has our story. >> ms. waters. ms. rke. >> reporter: a cause resolution by a heated debate. 8-1 vote loudon supervisors will continue policies. many local leaders are elated. >> this is a very important victory for free speech, for religious freedom, for people of strong faith about christmas and about their religious beliefs. >> reporter: the controversy started in november, when a citizens committee banned unattended displays due to overwhelming requests for the courthouse grounds. the lone dissenting vote on the board wanted that ban upheld. >> i think those are the appropriate type monuments on the courthouse. those people gave their lives to protect the rights that are enforced in that buildi. beyond that we don't need a cross, the flying spaghetti monster and i'm not making that one up either. we don't need any of that foolishness. >> reporter: around the courthouse today the reaction was mixed. >> a very difficult issues because it evokes so much of the passions, both sides. and we have a lot of that day. >> i think that's a good thing to leave it
the discovery that hundreds of graves were in unmarked or are mislabeled graves. jane watrel reports. >> reporter: in america's hallowed ground, section 60 of arlington national cemetery is the final resting place for those who died in iraq. private first class heath warner was buried here in 206. four years later his family is at arlington to make sure their son was in the right plot. >> he's so missed and our fam y family, even after going on four years, this transition from being a family o five to four, we still don't have our arms around it. >> reporter: the warners say they got worried in the wake of the arlington cemetery scandal that broke june. investigators found over 200 graves that were unmarked or mislabeled. arlington officials exhumed the marine's body. and the warners were able to identify their son by s distinct tattoos. >> it's a japanese kanji and it means kill evil instantly. heath was a freedom fighter. and it was in his heart. he had a greater love for everyone else than himself. >> reporter: this is the second time a service member has been exhumed at arlingt
. in manassas, jane watrell, news 4. >> the red cross is helping those displaced. >>> metr is significantly safer than the system was last year according to the chairman of the national transportation safety board. debra hersman testified before a conal oversight committe today. metro has mde a lot of progress, and started more than a dozen of ntsb's recommendations. we have a long way to go. nine people died and dozens more injured in a crash in june 2009. >> d.c. school's chancellor had a meeting with d.c. council chair, vincent gray. their first meeting since gray won the democratic primary in the race for mayor. both have acknowledged their differences on education reform there are reports tonight that educational secretary arndie duncan is pushing to keep reed in d.c. but officials in north ne jersey are trying to get her to run the sool system there. after today's meeting, council chair gray offered few details. >> chancellor reed staying or going. the state of education in the city. and we'll leave it there. >> gray said he and reed will meet again sometime before the general electio
accident. jane watrel has their story. >> reporter: it's a huge loss for a small town as the purcellville community comes to grips with the deaths of karen and ted nichols. who were killed in a horrific car crash. >> amazing people. they have been running the store forever. they have been a staple here. a kindly group of folks and he runs this place and the people around him act the same way. >> reporter: stylist theresa wolf works a few doors down, a store owned by the same family since 1914 where the clerks call you by your first name. generations are paying tribute on the steps of the store. >> it is a big tragedy for their family and all of us. i grew up here. they have been here forever it seems like. >> reporter: the one-car accident happened near front royal on sunday afternoon. karen and ted nichols were passengers in a chevy suburban when the driver lost control. the warren county accident not only killed the nichols, but took the life of a 90-year-old relative as well who also lived in purcellville. four others were sent to area hospitals. barbara says purcellville residents are
were unmarked or mislabeled. jane watrel has our report. >> reporter: in america's hallowed ground, section 60 of arlington national cemetery is the final resting police for those who died in iraq. private first class heath warr was buried here in 2006. four years later his family is at arlington to make sure their son was in the right plot. he is so missed. and our family, even after going on four years, this transition from being a family of five to four, we still don't have our arms around it. >> reporter: the warners say they gotworried in the wake of the cemetery scandal that broke in june. investigators found over 200 graves that were unmarkedÑi or mislabeled. arlington offials exhumed the marine's body and the warners re able to identify their son by his distinct tattoo. >> it means kill evil instantly. heath was a team from fighter. e was a freedom fighter. he had a greater lov than everyone else than himself. >> reporter: this is the second time a service member has been exhumed at arlington due to a family request. theirst one was a few weeks ago when the widow of an arm
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on both sides of the issue. today county board of supervisors made a decision. jane watrel has our report. >> reporter: a calm resolution to a heated debate. they will continue a policy that allows holiday displays around the historic courthouse. many local leaders are elated. >> this is a very important victory for free speech and religious freedom. people of strong faith about christmas and their religious beliefs. there are controversy started in november when a citizens committee banned unattended displays due to overwhelming requested for the courthouse grounds. the lone dissenting vote wanted it upheld. >> we have war memorials there andies throws the appropriate monuments next to a courthouse themselves gave their lives to protect the rights enforced in that building. beyond that we don't need a cross, the flying spa getty mondayer? i'm not making that up. >> reporter: around the courthouse, reaction was mixed. >> a very difficult issue. it evokes so much of the passion. both sides. and we have a lot of that today. >> i think it is a good thing to lift as it is. i've enjoyed it ove
. jane watrel has the story. >> reporter: it's a huge loss for a small town as the purcellville community comes to grps with the deaths of karen and ted nichols. who were killed in a horrific car crash. >> amazing people. they have been running the store forever. they have been a staple here. a kindly group of folks and he runs this place and the people around him act the same way. >> reporter: stylist theresa wolf works a few doors down, a store owned by the same family since 1914 where the clerks call you by your first name. generations are paying tribute on the steps of the store. >> it is a big tragedy for their family and all of us. i grew up here. they have been here forever it seems like. they have served a lot of people and we hope they continue to serve. >> reporter: the one-car accident happened near front royal on sunday afternoon. karen and ted nichols were passengers in a chevy suburban when the driver lost control. the warren county accident killed the nichols and took the life of a 90-year-old relative who also lived in purcellville. four others were sent to area hospitals.
a white house battle over the war's exit strategy. we begin with jane watrel. >> reporter: the silver spring native was o of nine service members killed in ablack hawk crash on tuesday. lieutenant looney was a navy seal and a 2007 graduate of the naval academy. he was in nation special war fafrl he was always 1999 graduat of dematha catholic high school where he played football. he switched to lacrosse a navy and played on that team with his two brothers. and he was a standout. this afternoon, his high school footll coach told news4, he was devastated by the news of his death. he was scheduled to return to dematha to talk to students there. >> he was a great student athlete. three years on the varsity football team. a two-year starter. a senior, his co-captain. the type of young man who would do anything you asked him to do and then some. he was always trying to do the right thing and worked very hard acadically to get into the naval academy. that gives you an idea of the type of student he was. even more so, the type of person he was. he would give back to otrs. he would leave and do
. jane watrell has our report. >> reporter: funny, determined, smart and motivated are just a few of the words friends and coaches have used to describe forrest peterson. number 5 oftn the football team. now number one in their hearts. >> his morals, his beliefs. were very, very important. especially for someone of such a young age. he was a friend to everybody. that's why it's really hitting our team hard. >> reporter: the multisport athlete diedaturday after being involved in a single car accident friday night. just a few mile as way from the high school. hn burgess said the entire school has been in a days ever since. >> it was the quietest it's been my four years here. it's always loud. walking through the halls yesterday, it was so quiet. it's never been so quiet. >> reporter: a facebook page quickly sprang up to honor the hardworking you man, who arrived at the stafford school even last year, after his father transferred to quantico. he made a big impression in a big way. joining the football and wrestling teams and navy junior rotc. since his death over 1700 people have wri
late. jane watrel has more from woodley park. >>> it is a neighbor that lives up to its name. it is full of mature, tall trees. when a developer started chopping down three of them ts morning, neighbors gather in the disbelief. >> these are three story tall trees and they're gone forever. it will take hundreds of years to replace them. >> reporter: since april, neighbors have been waging a public battle. zuckerman partners bought the land which was split into two lots and plans to delish the house, replacing it with two large 5,000 square foot home. each of the houses will have six and seven bedrooms, elevators work the car garages and will be totally out of keeping with these modest three or four bedroom home that are in woodley park. >> reporter: neighbors acused the developer and d.c. government of keepinghem in the dark about the redevelopment plan. a lawyer for the developer says an august 20th ruling in d.c. superor court found that the developer does not have to notify the neighborhood if he plans to sub divide the property. and the developer is well within his rights
'm jane watrell, there is a bed bug alert. i'll have the story coming pup. >>> coming up in sports, the redskins release a probowl rung back. also, it's a monday night showdown between the 49ers and saints. >>> a library drop box has become infested with bed bugs. now book worms are keeping their eyes open and making sure more worms don't pop up. >> they were first discovered inside a children'sbook at the urbana library in frederick county, maryland. officials are waging an aggressive campaigno make sure the bugs don't spread. >> reporter: in the urbana library, insects are popular. from the giant ladybug to the mov movie, but now there's a sign warning patrons of a bed bug alert. >> it's crazy. >> reporter: on friday morning, a staff member going through books noticed some unwanted insect s turning up inside the book drop. incredibly fortunate that our staff member used to work in a hotel and had received training if what to look for as far as that kind of bug. she knew what it was right away. >> there were four to six bed bugs like these inside a children's book. library officia
at the officers. jane watrel has the report. >> reporter: t shooting of an armed man happened before dawn. moments after the gunman was spotted by u.s. capitol police behind the health and human servicesbuilding. >> officers observed the man brandishing a weapon in the area of second and c street southwest. they fired their weapon. the suspect was hit and he was taken to a local area hospital. >> reporter: capitol police remain tight-lipped on details surrounding the man's name or condition. as investigators from the metrolitan police department were called in to investigate the use of force. a standard procedure when officers are involve in gun fire. a pair of shoes believed to be belongg to the suspect remain in the streets as federal workers headed to their jobs. >> i saw on the news, the shoes. that was very eerie. to see him in person, that was woe. >> reporter: while capitol police consider the incident isolated, it did take place in the shadow of the u.s. capitol building. >> it is really important to remember that this area can be very small. and it is easy for someone to go a couple block
, jane watrel, news4. >> official ceremony are planned at the three locations where the terrorists struck. president obama will attend a commemoration at the penn. vice president buyen will tan at ground zero in new york and first lady michelle obama and former first lady laura bush will travel to shanksville, pennsylvania, to observe the anniversary there. >>> turnin elections, about 1,500 d.c. inmates cast their ballots for the mayor's race today. you it was organize by the reentry network for returning citizens. at the d.c. detention center in southeast. that organization helped released inmates transition back into society. under city law, citizens jail for misdemeanors still have the right to vote along with those who are awaiting trial. >>> this is the last weekend before early voting closes for the district mayor's race. as of this afternoon, more than 4,000 voters cast their ballots at the chevy chase community center. more than 3,300 people were, went to the polls at the junior high school in southeast. the recreation center in northeast d.c. had about the same turnout. and judic
unmarked or mislabeled. jane watrel has our report. >> reporter: in america's hollowed ground, spot 60 is the final resting place for those who died in iraq. private first class heath warner was buried here in 2006. four years later, his family is at arlington to make sure their son was in the rht plot. >> it was honoring heath and make sure that he had the dignity that he was buried where we were told he was buried. >> reporter: they said they got worried in the wake of the scandal that broke in june. investigators found oh 200 graves that were unmard or mislabeled. arlington officials exhume the marine's body and the warners were able to identify their son by his distinct tattoo. >> it is a japanese kanji and it means kill evil instantly. he was a freedom fighter and it was in his heart. he had a greater love for everyone else than himself. >> reporter: this is the second time a service member has be exhumed at arlington due to a family request. the first one was a few weeks ago. when the widow of an army staff sergeant wanted to be sure her husband was buried in the correct grave. a
or mislabeled. jane watrel reports. >> reporter: in america's hallowed ground, section 60 of arlington national cemetery is the final resting place for those who died in iraq. private first class heath warner was buried here in 2006. four years later his family is at arlington to make sure their son was in the right plot. >> he's so missed and our family, even after going on four years, this transition from being a family of five to four, we still don't have our arms around it. >> reporter: the warners say they got worried in the wake of the arlington cemetery scandal that broke in june. investigators found over 200 graves that were unmarked or mislabeled. arlington officials exhumed the marine's body. and the warners were able to identify their son by his distinct tattoos. >> it's a japanese kanji and it means kill evil instantly. heath was a freedom fighter. and it was in his heart. he had a greater love for everyone else than himself. >> reporter: this is the second time a service member has been exhumed at arlington during to a family request. the first one was a few weeks ago, when the wid
wars. in leesburg, jane watrel, news4. >>> today virginia cover bob mcdonald unveil a plan to privatize the state's liquor stores. he plans to propose a 2.5% tax to bars and restaurants. the proposal also triples the number establishments that sell liquor in the state to 1,000. licenses would go to the highest bidders. mcdonald's says the plan would give the state $258 million to deto transportation. licenses could be in a year. >>> a new report ranks roadways across the washington region as some of the worst roadways in the country. a public policy research organization call the reason foundation put out the rankings for road performance on state control roads. maryland ranked 43rd while virginia was ranked 14. both states have fallen in ranks since the previous report. maryland fares even worse. 48 when the urban highways are compared with other states. d.c., however, is not ranked in this report. >>> in decision 2010, an investigation is underway. into voter fraud in prince george's county. a sketchy sample ballot was mailed to many voters and it is being questioned. today maryland s
in pompano beach, florida. we're hearing more from those who knew him. jane watrell is in our studio with details. >> south florida authorities say sam delbracco made frequent trips to his home in an exclusive gated community. a community that neighbors say hadn't seen a murder in 20 years. >> reporter: sam was known for his outsed pernality. when a friend in alexandria hadn't heard from him sunday night, she called pompano beach police to check on him. he was a victim of murder. >> he was e of the kindest, most generus people on our street. >> reporter: his former next door neighbor in alexandria couldn't believe the news. she kne the public relations communicator fort least five years. >> i was struck by his involvement in the community. d his carryicaring and sense ho. i'm sorry, it's such a shock for me. >> reporter: with the homicide investigation pending, the alexandria based strategy firm issued statement saying pci communications is shocked and saddened by the sudden loss of our president and ceo sam del bracco. it was just a few months ago, when he moved to a gated home in t
pointed a gun toward them. jane watrel has been following the story all day for us and joins us live with developments. >> reporter: the man was carrying a loaded semiautomatic gun and had parked his car close to where the shooting inciden took place. as capitol police moved quickly to bring him down. the shooting of an armed man happened before dawn. moment after the gunman was spotted by u.s. capitol police behind the health and human services building. >> theofficers observed the man brandishg a weapon directly at them at second and c street southwest. the suspect was hit and taken to a local area hospital. >> reporter: capitol police remained tight-lipped surrounding the man's name or condition. as investigatorsrom the metropolitan police department were called in to investigate the use of force. a standard procedure when officers are involved in gun fire. a pair of shoes believed to long to the suspect remained in the streets for a few hours. as federal workers headed to their jobs. >> i saw on the news the shoes. that was very eerie. to see him in person, that was worse. >> rep
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